Cat-eLog Right Loricariidae Right Hypostominae Right Hypostomus

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Scientific Name Hypostomus hermanni  (Ihering, 1905)
Common Names Hermanns Pleco
Hermanns Sugemalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Rio Piracicaba [Salto do Piracicaba, Piracicaba city], São Paulo, Brazil.
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. 
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Size 240mm or 9.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Large spots on the body, spaced relatively far apart. Smaller spots on the head, spaced closer together. Previously confused with H. fuscomaculatus, which has larger spots on the head, and H. mutucae, which has more spots on the body, spaced closer together.
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Distribution South America: Tietê River basin.
La Plata, Paraná, Upper Paraná, Tietê, Piracicaba (São Paulo) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Ivaí (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Paranapanema, Tibagi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Piquiri (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 7) v. 15 (no. 90) (art. 75), pp 560.
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Last Update 2022 May 04 12:43 (species record created: 2002 Apr 06 00:00)